Municipal Election

 Candidate Petition Information

PLEASE NOTE: The City Clerk’s Office will NOT ACCEPT any petition for filing after 5:00 p.m. on the last day of the filing period. This applies to any individual(s) waiting in line as of the 5:00 p.m. deadline who has not yet filed his/her petition(s).

Petitions for nomination must be filed with the City Clerk’s Office no sooner than 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 21, 2022, and no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 28, 2022. The placement of names on the ballot will be in the order of filing.

Petitions for candidacy for the 2023 Elgin municipal election are available in the City Clerk’s Office located in City Hall, Room 202, 150 Dexter Court. The Elgin City Council will have the position of four Councilmember seats for a four-year term open in the 2023 election.

A Consolidated Primary Election will only be required if more than four (4) electors file their candidacy for mayor or if more than sixteen (16) electors file their candidacy for the four Councilmember terms up for election If a Consolidated Primary Election is necessary, it will be held on February 28, 2023. The Consolidated General Election will be held on April 4, 2023.

For more information regarding the 2023 municipal election, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 847-931-5660 or the Illinois State Board of Elections at 312/814-6440 (Chicago office) or 217-782-4141 (Springfield office). You may also access the Illinois State Board of Election’s website at